Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
100 Spring Essentials for Under $200
That’s the ad headline I saw. It prompted the questions like the following:
- If I buy only 99 of the 100 essential things, will I perish?
- Is there anything “essential” that costs more than $200?
- Is there anything truly essential that’s free?
“Essential” is what Jesus is.
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.—John 3:36